At least 89 heads of state and governments are expected to be present at various activities related to the passing of South Africa’s former President, Nelson Mandela.
South Africa’s department of international relations and cooperation
on Monday said the heads of state and government have confirmed their attendance for the various activities and some will attend the funeral
ceremony which has been scheduled for December 15.
United States President Barrack Obama, United Kingdom’s Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Prime Minister David Cameron, Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper, China’s Vice President Li Yuanchao, France’s President Francois Hollande and Germany’s President Joachim Gauck are some of the leaders who have confirmed that they will be traveling to South Africa.
East African presidents Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta, Tanzania’s Jakaya Kikwete, Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni, Burundi’s Pierre Nkurunziza, have also confirmed their attendance, according to South Africa's ministry of international relations and cooperation.
Nelson Mandela, who was the first democratically elected black president of South Africa passed away on December 5.